Burned - Prologue to Journal Entry April 7 Summary & Analysis

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Prologue to Journal Entry April 7 Summary

Prologue - Pattyn Von Stratten, or Patty, talks about wondering about doing things her parents told her not to do when she was younger. One such thing is kissing a boy, and Patty reveals that reading opened her eyes to the possibilities. She begins reading all sorts of authors at the school library, at the suggestion of Ms. Rose, the librarian. Patty begins to realize that the only way she might enjoy freedom from her supposedly God-given role as future wife and mother is by escape. Patty is supposed to keep a journal, as is required of all Mormon girls. But she doesn't want to. Ms. Rose gives her a journal, one in which Patty doesn't have to write, so therefore, she is free to write. Among the things Patty writes about is a boy...

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